For student living in the Russell and Parkland neighborhoods of Louisville, academic readiness and achievement often stand in the way of long-term success. In partnership with the Plymouth Community Center, First Christian Church is helping to serve at least 100 students by providing innovative programs that are aimed at helping them achieve their goals at school and in life. The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial supp
The Mercy Meals ministry is designed to provide meals for members when they are experiencing a significant challenge or life change--most often following surgery, illness, death, or other, happier life events like the birth of a child. Sign up Genius is always offered first as a means for church members to sign up to provide a meal. In the event that there is no sign up, wholeness grant funds have been used to purchase a meal for the family. Anyone can participate in this min
One of the services provided to backside workers at Churchill Downs is regular vision screenings. However, due to language barriers it can be hard for those doing the screenings to clearly communicate with their patients. Thanks to church member David Satterly, an FCC grant is being used to provide transportation of volunteer translators to the screening clinics. The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our ch
Through his volunteer work at My Dog Eats First, church member Joseph Bianca found an opportunity to provide healing to an often overlooked aspect of being homeless - the care and provision of deeply loved pets. My Dog Eats First is a ministry that provides pet food, supplies, basic vaccinations and spay/neuter services for the pets of the homeless and underserved within our community. The support provided by My Dog Eats First is done in a judgment free environment for indivi
Thanks to the efforts of First Christian Church member, Joseph Bianca, we have entered our second year of a supportive partnership with Shakespeare Behind Bars in Kentucky.
Shakespeare Behind Bars offers theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to incarcerated and post-incarcerated adults and juveniles, allowing them to develop skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.
Shakespeare Behind Bars offers participants the ability to ho
The Family Resource Center at Foster Traditional Academy in Louisville’s West End provides a number of supportive resources to over 600 students and families at the Title 1 school. One of those services is to make sure each student has affordable access to the required uniforms. A grant from FCC helped to purchase a washer and dryer that the resource center will use to recycle, reuse, and keep uniforms clean and available for students. The wholeness grant used to fund this m
Reconciliation Ministry is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that advances our Church's journey toward wholeness through anti-racism and pro-reconciling ministries. Since one of the most effective ways of ending racism is through transformational relationships, the church is creating new ministries to help build relationships between people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. A grant from FCC will help fund the “One Bag of Tea, One Conversation,
One of the small joys for dementia patients at a local nursing home was the soft serve ice cream residents received as part of their engagement with social workers and therapists. When the machine broke this year, this helpful therapeutic tool and source of joy was lost. A wholeness grant written by church member Cheryl Cubbage helped to purchase a new machine. Ice cream may seem like a small thing, but according to the social worker who uses it, it is often one of the few t
When asked weekly during the closing of church service, 'Where do you see brokenness in the world around you?', FCC member Angela Hendricks immediate thought is always, 'So many places...'. As an educator of 14 years in a high poverty school Angela seen many things, both good and bad. The work she and her colleagues do is incredibly challenging, but according to her is more rewarding that words can express. That being said, many of the 5 and 6 year old students at their sch
The MOLO Village Community Development Corporation (MVCDC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by St. Peter’s Church to engage residents of west Louisville’s historic Russell neighborhood in holistic approaches to community development.
MOLO especially focuses its work on individuals and families impacted by the high rate of poverty, incarceration, and recidivism by helping them transform themselves into resources that benefit the entire community.